Boise State and Fresno State are the
preseason picks to win the Western Athletic Conference.
Fresno State was No. 1 in the coaches' poll, getting seven of
the nine first place votes and Boise State was second. In the media
poll, Boise State was No. 1 with 25 first place votes. Fresno State
was second, getting 20 votes for No. 1.
Nevada was No. 3 in both polls followed by defending champion
Hawaii, which went unbeaten last season until losing to Georgia in
the Sugar Bowl.
Boise State running back Ian Johnson, who has rushed for 3,417
yards and 46 touchdowns in three years with the Broncos, is the
preseason offensive player of the year and Hawaii linebacker
Solomon Elimimian was voted as the top defensive player.